The second trailer to James Gunn's film opens once again with Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), confronted by Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou) as he attempts to retrieve an orb from a temple. This time, however, we see more of the battle between the two as Star-Lord dons his facial mask and attempts to flee.
As the song "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum begins playing, we get to see Quill along with the other Guardians of the Galaxy as he begins a voiceover. "So here we are," he begins, "a thief, two thugs, an assassin and a maniac. But we're not going to stand by as evil wipes out the galaxy."
We then see Glenn Close as Nova Prime Irani Rael, the leader of the Nova Corps whose mission is to protect the citizens of Xandar and keep the peace. "Are you telling me the fate of twelve billion people is in the hands of these criminals?" she asks a subordinate.
Various action shots of Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Drax the Destroyer and Gamora follow, with Quill rallying the other Guardians. "I look around and you know what I see? Losers. But life's giving us a chance."
"To do what?" asks Drax.
"Something good...something bad...a bit of both."
Next, we get to hear how Bradley Cooper sounds as the voice of Rocket, who shrugs and says, "Ah, what the hell...I don't got that long a lifespan, anyway."
More fleeting images, including Karen Gillan as Nebula and Benicio del Toro as The Collector, until we see Groot checking out Quill's "Awesome Mix No. 1" cassette tape before being startled by Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling" from the first trailer. And at last, we finally get to hear Vin Diesel uttering the words every Marvel fan has been waiting for..."I am Groot."
Lastly, we see John C. Reilly as Nova Corps officer Rhomann Dey, who tells us in a snarking tone, "This might not be the best idea."
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Guardians of the Galaxy arrives in theaters on August 1, 2014.